Terrible news out of New York, where local experimental artist Raglani performed at the esteemed No Fun Fest on Friday night. From a message Eric Hall left on my Facebook page:
Just to let you know, after playing No Fun Fest in NYC last night Joe Raglani's van was broken into and all of his equimpent was stolen. This includes the very expensive and rare synth he's spent years building up from modular parts and many other unique and custom devices. Needless to say, the rest of his tour has been cancelled. He'll likely need encouragement to motivate himself to begin anew. I'd hate our community to lose his output.
The very least we can do is send this link around to anyone you know in New York, to keep an eye out for this gear. (I'm sending this around to a few big websites myself.) If anyone has any photos or specifics on this gear, also send 'em my way, and I'll publish them. Having custom gear stolen is one of the worst things that can happen to a musician (just ask Sonic Youth, who couldn't play many of its songs for years after it had its gear stolen a decade ago).
[Update, Monday, 3:50 p.m. See a lost of the stolen gear below.]
Raglani's Stuff stolen
Moog Voyager Old School White Wash
Moog VX-351 Expander with cable
Moog Voyager Case (Raglani Stenciled in Black)
Sequential Circuits Pro One (J-Wire) With black Plastic case.
TWO Traynor KB-4 Keyboard amps. (Raglani Stenciled in white on bottom)
Pedal Board case
Flower Electronics Little Blue Boy Deluxe Custom build modular synth
with wood sides.
3ms (4MS) Noise Swash Pedal. Silver
Boss Super Shifter (blue pedal)
Boss re-201? SPACE ECHO PEDAL NEW.
behrienger 12 channel Mixer (silver)
Moog Ring Modulator moogerfooger pedal
Line 6 DL4 delay modeler.
Shure Microphone beta 51
DJ case with new headphones and tools. All my patch cords. Including
several expensive adaptors and color cables.
Mac powerbook laptop computer
Steve Hauschildt's stolen gear
Moog Micromoog with flight case
Moog Lowpass filter moogerfooger pedal
Frostwave resonator filter pedal
Akai Headrush pedal
Boss Graphic EQ (white Pedal)
E.H. Small Stone Phaser pedal.
Behrenger xenix mixer
Various cables and adaptors